IRGC Downs US Drone in Iran’s Airspace + IRGC Statement About the Incident
The IRGC said in a statement that the US-made Global Hawk surveillance drone was brought down by its Air Force in Strait of Hormuz near the Kouh-e Mobarak region, which sits in the central district of Jask County, after the aircraft violated Iranian airspace.
Also a US official said a US Navy MQ-4C Triton high-altitude drone was shot down by Iranian surface-to-air missile.
Statement by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps:
“The American UAV took off from an US base in the south of the Persian Gulf at 00:14 am today morning and contrary to aviation laws, it shut off all of its introduction equipment and proceeded from the Strait of Hormuz to Chabahar with complete secrecy.
The unmanned aircraft while returning to the west of the region towards the Strait of Hormuz, violated the territorial integrity of the Islamic Republic of Iran, and start collecting information and spying.
At 4:55 am, when the aggressive UAV entered our country’s territory, it was targeted by the IRGC air force and was shot down.”